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Down 15 at one point, the Celtics rallied around Doc Rivers getting tossed from the game and came back to win it.

  • Nothing was falling early, especially for KG.
  • More sloppy turnovers - 19 in all.
  • Nobody could stop Dirk (Perkins and KG tried) until Powe nearly shut him down in the 4th.
  • Rondo's 2nd career triple double.
  • Pierce was huge in the comeback.

Green17 and I published simultaneous game recaps.  It is funny how we came away with many of the same conclusions.  Here's his take:

  • Paul Pierce.   The "clutch-est" player in the NBA.  Pierce killed the Mavs down the stretch from the high screen with Rajon. 
  • Rajon Rondo OWNS Jason Kidd.  RR threw up a 19/15/14 triple double.   JKidd threw up 3 points more than I did. 
  • Late 3rd, Doc got thrown out.  KG got a tech and a chippy foul.  After that, it was all Celtics. 
  • Leon Powe did a tremendous job in the 4th on Dirk.  It won't show up in the stat sheet, but he played wonderful defense. 
  • What a win after being down 15 in the second half.   The Celts can enjoy the break knowing they're in pole position for home court advantage this spring. 
BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Kevin Garnett, PF 31 7-13 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 3 0 0 4 5 +2 16
Paul Pierce, SF 44 9-20 0-2 13-14 0 5 5 3 0 0 2 4 +6 31
Kendrick Perkins, C 27 0-2 0-0 0-0 4 5 9 2 0 1 4 4 -3 0
Ray Allen, SG 35 5-12 2-6 8-8 0 3 3 2 1 0 3 2 +3 20
Rajon Rondo, PG 44 9-14 0-0 1-2 3 12 15 14 1 0 6 1 +10 19
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Eddie House, SG 14 2-4 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 +7 7
Leon Powe, PF 22 2-6 0-0 0-0 3 4 7 0 0 0 0 6 +4 4
Glen Davis, PF 16 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 2 +7 2
Gabe Pruitt, PG 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF   PTS
35-72 3-10 26-28 13 37 50 24 2 1 19 25   99
48.6% 30.0% 92.9% Team TO (pts off): 21 (15)